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growing danger -- could these salad sprouts be killing people in europe? we're line at the german farm where officials think the e. coli outbreak began. hello, it is 12:00 noon in sunnu in yemen, and also ahead, portugal picks a businessman as its new prime minister, but with massive debts and an international bailout, now it's down to business for real.
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celebrations in yemen, you would think they had ousted a dictator, but is president sal lai biding his time to return? >> and more people evacuated from their homes as a wildfire devours huge stretches of arizona. we'll have more on our top story in the e. coli outbreak in europe. but first, portugal has voted for a big change in direction. the social democratic party, politically right of center. the party leader, a man with as much experience in business as in parliament, is set to become the next prime minister. we want to go to cnn's nina desantos who joins us from the portuguese capital. just before the elections happened, mr. quella had criticized practices, i guess what he called the plan that he
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had, his austerity plan and said that the government did not do enough for the country's economy. what does he plan to do? >> that's right, manita, let's remind our viewers how we got to this. these snap elections that the portuguese were voting on yesterday were actually triggered by the incumbent's inability to pass through the austerity measures through the 230-seat parliament in lisbon in april and march. and that's one of the reasons why he had to resign and that triggered the elections. and now jose is no longer going to be in power. the businessman is going to be tough in terms of implementing the austerity measures. let's talk about one of the things he said yesterday. he did remind portuguese not to
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shirk their responsibilities, that they had received money from our countries it was their obligation to pay down their debts. take a listen, manita. >> translator: we will do everything we can, everything within our reach to overcome the difficult times we live in. and also to give to all of those who observe us from the outside, the guarantee that portugal will not be a burden in the future and we will pay all the countries that lent us what we need today. >> what's really crucial here, is the issue of gaining a majority. portugal has had minority governments in the past. it had the socialist party in power for six years and during that time, debt to gdb ballooned from over 60% to over 107% levels that across the eu are unsusta unsustainable. now portugal's new prime
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minister-elect, pedro coehlo is going to be forming a party they'll have enough strength to pass through these badly-needed austerity measures during these tough time. >> thank you so much. well we should know in the next few hours, if the source of europe's deadly e. coli outbreak is a sprout farm in northern germany. 22 people have died and more than 2,200 have been infected in 12 countries. german officials haven't yet found traces of the e. coli bacteria at the farm, but they have recalled food grown there as a recaution. there's go to cnn's fred platkin with more. >> the german officials here are expecting lab results sometime
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today, possibly in the next couple of hours. and they say they wouldn't be surprised if they actually don't find any traces of e. coli in any of the foods that they actually conduct lab tests on here from this agricultural company in northern germany. that's because possibly all of the things that were infected with e. coli might have already been sold to other places. might have already been consumed by people as well. however, they do say that the circumstantial evidence that they've gained does seem to indicate that very possibly the sprouts that possibly were infected did come from this company right here. what they did essentially is they went backwards through the food chain. they took a look at a lot of the restaurants and cafeterias where people might have bought the things that made them sick and they said almost all of the places got their sprouts and food from this place. they believe it's highly likely that this company that you see behind me could very well be the source. they're also saying that they don't believe necessarily the people that own this place did anything wrong or there was any
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wrongdoing or malice in all this. they say that the seeds that they got might have been infected from e. coli. certainly what we've heard from an interview that the management of this place gave to a german newspaper. they say they can't explain how their food could have been infected with e. coli. because they say the only thing that goes into their production process is the seeds and water. monita. >> is there a sense that the e. coli outbreak is abating at this time? if they think this farm may be the source of bacteria, people are still getting sick? >> well, certainly there are still new cases of e. coli as well. one of the things we have to keep in mind is that normally when you contract this e. coli, it takes about eight days for it to actually break out in its worst form. so therefore, obviously there could be some new infections. if in fact some of the sprouts that mightdlso they are trying to recall all the products that
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were delivered. but certainly over the past couple of days, yes, there have been new infections. we've also stated that several additional people have died. the death toll is now at 22. 21 of them in germany and one additional death in sweden. that was somebody who visited this region. that was one of the things that doctors in hamburg, the epicenter of where people got sick. are telling us. that if you cut off the source, they believe the new infections will decline very quickly and in the span of the next couple of days, you will see a drastic decline of new infections. at this point in time, the evidence is circumstantial and german government officials are still working on tying to confirm whether or not the e. coli outbreak happened right here. >> thank you for that. now this wouldn't be the first time that salad sprouts have been the cause of food borne illnesses. between 1973 and 2005, 37
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outbreaks were caused by sprouts. in most cases the sickness was caused by seek seek or salmonella bacteria. the largest was in 1996 in japan. 17 people died and 6,000 people fell ill after eating radish sprouts contaminated with e. coli. scientists believed the seeds used to grow sprouts become contaminated by animal manure in the field or during storage in humid conditions. many kinds of sprouts are typically eaten raw and not exposed to the heat of cooking that would kill bacteria. the government of yemen says the president will be returning to the country and continuing in office as soon as he's recovered from surgery in saudi arabia. saudi tv is reporting that saleh will be returning after being
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wounded on friday. there was jubilation on the streets over the weekend as news emerged that the president had left the country. well cnn's mohammed john june is joining us there are reports, mohammed, that president saleh might be returning back to yemen at this point we don't have independent confirmation of that. but that jubilation we're seeing on the streets of sanaa wouldn't be continuing if that's the case. >> we've gotten reports from eye witnesses where there had been such jubilation in the streets that the president saleh had departed. and it's real really dampened the mood, that people starting to realize that perhaps they had celebrated too early. the yemenis had been insisting that the president would return. and the saudis are saying that the president saleh will return as well. that's affecting the mood.
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yesterday i spoke to a lot of anti-government demonstrators that have been coming out consiste consistently. and many of them were telling me yesterday that they thought the celebrations were a bit too premature. because even though president saleh had left, he had not left as a result of the pressure being put on him by the demonstrators, he left because of his wounds. and even though president saleh has gone, a lot of power is still concentrated within the hands of his son, who runs the republican guard and his nephew, who runs the counterterrorism unit. so even those who were aware that the president was gone and the vice president was in charge, were concerned that president saleh's family still maintains power and has a large power base when it comes to security in yemen. >> mohammed jamjoon, thank you so much. you're watching "world one" live from london, strong winds,
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dry weather, what you don't want when wildfires are raging, but that's the reality in arizona. and can nato helicopters give the libyan opposition the upper hand? the lack of damage in this church perhaps speaks more of the accuracy of some of these nato air strikes. in fact, we can't see any damage in here. and yet, right next door, what looks like a military installation has been completely destroyed. ♪ ♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog.
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this is "world one," live from london. our top stories at this hour. test results due out today should determine if salad sprouts from a german farm are the source of europe's deadly e. coli outbreak. 22 people have died and more than 2200 have been infected. yemen's president, ali abdullah saleh, underwent two operations in saudi arabia at the weekend,
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according to saudi state-run tv and the report says mr. saleh plans to return to yemen when he's fit again. portugal has voted in a new prime minister, pedro passos coelho, leader of the center right social democrat party ousted the governing socialists in nationwide elections. coelho is promising financial reform, saying his government will meet the conditions for taking a bailout. some disturbing reports of brutality are coming out of libya with accusations that anti-gadhafi forces are responsible for inhumane treatment of prisoners. the group, human rights watch says rebels are detaining dozens of civilians suspected of loyalty to moammar gadhafi and holding them without trial. they say at least one person has died in custody and there are signs of torture. we're going live to libya and joined by cnn international correspondent, dan rivers joining us from tripoli.
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let's talk about the accusations against the rebels and the human rights accusations against the rebels. tell us more about what we know from the ground. >> yeah. i mean well human rights watch is a very well-respected new york-based ngo that's been looking into this. as you say, they say they've uncovered evidence of alleged pro gadhafi supporters in the east being arbitrarily detained. human rights watch claim that they have uncovered one incidence of, one person having been killed or died, anyway, in custody. no details on exactly how. but with signs of torture as well. so clearly, you know, this is of concern for nato. who is involved with effectively supporting the rebels and protecting civilians as part of that u.n. mandate. at the moment, we haven't got
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any response from the transitional national council in the east. but i think that would point to the fact that in all conflicts, and this one included, it's over simplistic to simply take this as a black-and-white struggle between good and evil here of course. here in tripoli, the bombing continues on nato. we've been hearing loud explosions ring out in the capital for the last couple of days. nato saying they've been hitting command and control targets across the city. meanwhile, in the east, a new phase of the nato operation has begun with the use of attack helicopters that military analysts are thinking could really provide a massive boost to that part of the campaign and could possibly start to shift the front. is this the turning point in libya? nato hopes so. french tigre helicopters lift
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off and for the first time are striking pro gadhafi forces. and here, british apaches are hitting military targets near the strategically-important town of al brega. analysts say it might tip the momentum towards the rebels. these are u.s. apaches on training exercise in south korea last year. the pilots told me there's nothing to match their maneuverability and firepower. in libya, their deployment could be critical. but their low-level flying will make them more vulnerable than the high-level jets that had been the main attack force until now. nato says that part of the campaign is continuing. here, british tornadoes hit targets in al brega. but there have also been more air strikes in the capital, tripoli. we were taken to a coptic church by government minders southwest of the capital. the priest claimed nato bombs have been falling all around for five days. there were some broken windows. but that was all.
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the lack of damage in this church perhaps speaks more of the accuracy of some of these nato air strikes. in fact, we can't see any damage at all in here. yet, right next door, what looks like a military installation has been completely destroyed. government officials didn't want us to film this building. next door. apparently some sort of military installation. which looks like it's been bombed. 9-year-old mora had taken shelter in the church with her father when the bombs fell. >> i was feeling that the place that i was sitting in was fall at me, but that didn't happen. i was very, very afraid or scared. >> a visit to this church was carefully orchestrated by the libyan government. but the turmoil these children are living through is very real. and they, like everyone here, have no idea when and how this will all end.
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the government here has been continuing to take journalists out to the sites of they claim air strikes where nato have hit sort of residential areas. it's incredibly difficult for us to say whether there is any truth in these, in these suggestions or not. there's certainly cause for a lot of suspicion, for some of the outings that we've been on. for example we were taken to a residential area and shown a crater, allegedly by a nato missile. and told that a couple of children nearby, three children in fact, had been injured. we were later take ton a hospital where we were shown a young baby in a coma. but staff at the hospital then, one "reuters" journalist in the party saying in fact the child had been injured in a car and not as a result of a miss strike. so there's clearly a kind of a lot of propaganda being spun by
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the government. >> dan, thank you for that, dan rivers reporting from tripoli this is "world one" live if london. the french open came to a fitting ending on sunday, as rafael nadal claimed his sixth title on the paris clay. back in the dock, former imf chief, dominique strauss-kahn will finally enter a plea on charges. not anymore. ink introduces jot. a real time expense app that lets you track and categorize expenses on the go. so you can get back to the business you love. jot, the latest innovation from chase. only for ink customers. download at
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welcome back, you are watching "world one," here are some of the stories we're talking about. dominique strauss-kahn, the former managing director of the international monetary fund is due back in a new york court today. he's expected to plead not guilty to the seven charges against him. he's accused of trying to rape a hotel maid last month. strauss-kahn had been seen as a front-runner for the french presidency in next year's election. it's a spectacular site, but no doubt a scary one, too. these pictures were taken in southern chile, where a volcanic eruption has forced 3,500 people from their homes. chile is part of the so-called ring of fire, a chain of volcanoes and fault lines around the pacific basin. from volcanos to vampires and a another highlight from teen "twilight," won five of the 11 categories of mtv movie
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awards. best fight scene. best onscreen kiss and best movie. well, it was another chapter in one of the greatest rivalries there's ever been in men's tennis. it was won with a familiar ending. i guess you could put money on either one of this one. but i guess had it to be rafael nadal. the king of the clay. >> nadal won his sixth roland garros title. he has now equaleded bjorn bori borg's title. nadal has now won ten grand slam titles. federer played well and gave it his best shot. but in the end, he fell just short of landing a 17th grand slam title. this is what nadal had to say to our own kate giles. >> in the beginning of the
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season it wasn't easy because i had an injury in australia and i got sick in doha, so it wasn't an easy start to the season. but after that i was healthy and i was able to play very well the rest of the season. playing for me today was the seventh straight final of the year after coming back from the injury in australia. so that's fantastic for me. and that's really unbelievable. for sure today, the win at roland garros against federer was really nice. >> to the nba finals, miami look to have regained the initiative in their title series against dallas, having thrown away a massive lead in game two last thursday. the heat were again tested in a winning position. this time, though, they held on. dirk nowitzki had another big night for the mavericks, but it wasn't enough against lebron james' miami. by this stage in the third quarter, miami had established an 11-point lead.
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that was increased to 13 when dwyane wade teed up james for spectacular dunk. but miami should have learned by now that showing off only motivates their opponents, dallas went on a roll and jason terry cut the mavs deficit to just a point. early in the fourth, jason kidd found nowitzki for a game-tying dunk. big dirk led the scorers with 34 points. but it was a dispointing night for him in the end, miami gain regained the lead immediately. a game now nip and tuck. nowitzki got the ball on the next possession, he drove, pump-faked and made the shot to tie it up again. less than a minute to go now and the heat restore their advantage when lebron pick off chris bosh, he knocked down the jumper, to put miami two points clear. last chance, dallas, could nowitzki do anything with just four seconds on the clock. he did his best. the german came up agonizingly
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short. miami held on to win by 88 points to 86 and up 2-1 in the series lead. there you go, monita. >> i think showing off only motivates your opponents. >> it did in game two, toor sure. >> thank you very much for that. we want to get more on our top stories. the spread of europe's deadly e. coli bacteria. health authorities in germany are waiting for test results on a variety of sprouts now believed to be at the center of the outbreak. officials had originally thought hispanic cucumbers were to blame which caused untold damage to the industry there. for reaction out of spain, we want to go to our bureau chief, al goodman. what are farmers saying now that we think there's no confirmation yet, that it was the farm in lower saxony that may be the source of this outbreak? >> hi, morita, i was with the
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farmers in the south of spain on friday and they are lived. by that time, a few days ago, the european commission had already taken the spanish cucumber off the alert list after the german authorities said no, it doesn't look like it's the spanish cucumber. but what you said, untold damages, they believe they've lost close to $600 million in past two weeks. due to the basically the cucumbers and the whole spanish export business for fresh produce being tarnished by this image problem. so they say that their sales are way down. the prices have dropped. the only market that's sort of functioning for them is the spanish market. but since most of what they grow goes to the north, especially germany, they're trying to get some compensation out of germany. but first they're trying to get an apology out of germany. >> when it comes to the $600 million of losses in two weeks is a lot of money. in terms of compensation, are they looking for compensation from germany or the eu as a
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whole? >> they would take it from either. they're not expecting, unfortunately, they're quite realistic. a lot of these farmers have been in the business for decades, they're not expecting this is going to come any time soon. but they are pushing hard for that. what they believe they'll have to do right now is go begging to the banks in the midst of the deep economic crisis in spain, 21% unemployment and they'll try to get a loan extension, which is hard because credit is so tight. they're in a tight squeeze. >> al goodman reporting from madrid. stay with us here on "world one." heat, wind and worry. the southwest of the united states deals with a massive inferno.
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hello, this is "world one," live from london, our top stories at this hour. test results due out today, should determine if salad sprouts from a german farm are the source of europe's deadly e. coli outbreak. european union health ministers say they'll discuss e. coli when they meet later on monday. 22 people have died and more than 2200 have been infected. scientists in germany at first mistakenly said the bacteria probably came from cucumbers imported from spain. in portugal, opposition leader pedro passos coelho is set to become the next prime minister after a convincing victory in sunday's election. power passes from the socialist party to the right of center social democrats. the form he head of the international monetary fund is due to appear in a new york courtroom in a few hours, dominique zraus strauss is expected to plead innocent to
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all seven charges stemming from a sexual assault on a hotel maid. he had been seen as a front-runner for the presidency of france. pakistani says missiles killed 21 militants in the northwest of the country. some local witnesses, however, said civilians were among the people killed. the official said three separate attacks were carried out on monday, the latest in south waziristan. we want it turn now to an unfolding disaster in the united states. arizona's third-largest wildfire has forced the evacuation of thousands. and weather conditions may continue to spread it. meteorologist ivan cabrera is tracking developments and joins us from the world weather center. ivan? >> it's a big one, the third largest. continuing to devour eastern arizona, the apache national forest being decimated, 580,000 square kilometers. have been complete will decimated by this fire that that
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started a week ago and out of control as we have evacuated across the region here. residents in the direct path, alpine in particular. 1300 firefighters, 2,000 personnel, everybody here battling this fire. again the third-largest in arizona history. consuming just an incredible amount of land. and a short amount of time, take you to the scene on the ground. and above the skies, as the aerials have been quite dramatic indeed and show the scope of this fire that has been raging for a week. and as of late, has been doing even more damage as a result of the winds that have been very gusty. the firefighters have not going to get any help today. in fact they are not only not going to get help, the winds are going to be gusting upwards of 70 to 80 kilometers per hour. that is going to be fantastic for the fire. fires love wind. it will get wind today and it's also going to have relative
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humidities between 5 and 50%. desert-dry. red flag warnings in effect for this area. we have high wind warnings. just a recipe for disaster here. as the fire will continue to be very difficult to be contained. zero percent containment over the weekend, probably not much containment today because of the weather conditions across arizona. and new mexico, yes we've had rain. but the thunderstorms popping in new mexico have resulted in dry lightning across arizona. triggers additional fires. so really not cooperating across arizona as a result of the conditions of late. quick update on this disturbance here. it could be the first tropical depression of the season, dumping heavy amounts of rain across the caribbean. hurricane hunters may flow over this but as of now it's just a big rain-maker across the western caribbean. we'll keep you posted monita. a deadly confrontation on
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israel's fortified border between syria and the occupied golan heights has reportedly killed 25 people and wounded hundreds more according to syrian authorities. israeli troops had fired on protesters there as they marked the anniversary of the 19 67 war there in the middle east. we want to get more reaction now on the story from cnn's jerusalem bureau chief, kevin florn. the u.s. secretary-general ban ki-moon said the long-held cease-fire is now in jeopardy there? >> well absolutely. this is a border or a borderline or demarkation line, this area between the golan heights and syria. but it's been quiet for 44 years. and all of that changed last month with the first series of protests and it again it happened yesterday. and this is causing a great deal of concern among israelis and international observers, that this border again could become tension-filled and that we could see more events like this taking
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place. and of course yesterday, we had hundreds of protesters massing along the border fence here. israeli troops opened fire on those protesters to keep them from entering israeli-controlled territory. now there's been a lot, a lot of speculation about the numbers of people who have been killed. at you said, the syrian authorities are saying anywhere from 23 to 25 people killed. the israeli military has not been forthcoming with estimates from its side. what it will say is they know at least ten people or approximately ten of these protesters died as a result of what they say were their own actions when they threw fire bombs at a location, dead nated some land mines that exploded, killing a number of those protesters. but there is a lot of doubt within israel about the death figures within the syrian regime. saying a lot of people think what's happened is that the regime of syria, assad, is
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cooking up numbers to detract attention from the crisis it's facing at home. its own political crisis with protests throughout the country. monita. >> this could lead then to the answer to my next question, kevin. i guess the question is why now? anniversaries have come and gone since 1967 and since 1948. why now? why this intense increase in protests along the border there at this point? >> well i think most people will say, this was really, really important that yes, there's an anniversary, but a lot of people think this is all about the trouble that syrian regime is in right now. a month ago, when there's another anniversary, the anniversary of the creation of the state of israel, we saw similar border protests like this. we saw one in this area here in lebanon. along the gaza strip. in jordan as well. we didn't actually see those yesterday. we just saw it here. and that leads a lot of people
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to believe that this, that this form of protest, this mass protest, while it is certainly a device that more and more palestinians are probably going to be taking up. but that this one yesterday that happened here, was specifically about syrian domestic politics and this regime trying to detract attention away from itself. monita? >> kevin flower reporting to us from jerusalem. still more to come here on "world one" in cnn. including what newspapers are saying about the deadly e. coli outbreak here in europe. there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling just the way you want it. purina tidy cats.
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is we want to return now to the e. coli outbreak in europe that had been spreading over the last week or so. we want to talk more about how, how it's making headlines and the world. and not just in europe. here's what they're saying.
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we'll start with the "herald" in scotland which says health scares should give the west food for thought. it goes on to say, of course it's important to identify the cause of the outbreak. but since e. coli can be avoided by very simple precautions, by consumers themselves, racing to introduce sterner regulation would be a clumsy and damaging response. britain's "the guardian" the reason why this deadly e. coli makes doctors shudder, it says, this abe rant strain is resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics, among all the issues raised by the outbreak, drug resistance should ring the loudest warning bells. "moscow times" moscow's decision to ban all european vegetable imports because of a deadly e. coli outbreak. is now threatening to derail relations with brussels days before a summit with eu leaders. one issue, many views, you can read all the articles in full at
2:46 am dominique strauss-kahn will be back in a new york courtroom today, expected to plead not guilty to seven charges including the attempted rape of a hotel chamber maid. cnn's richard roth looks at the case that brings together people from two very different worlds. >> he was a renowned international banker. she was an immigrant employed as a hotel maid. >> what happens is, when worlds collide, this whole thing with strauss-kahn happened in a nanosecond. >> this is an upscale paris neighborhood. dominique strauss-kahn maintains two homes in the french capital alone. and this is the highbridge neighborhood in the shadow of famed yankee stadium, the south bronx, new york, it's where the woman who accuses the french financier of sexually attacking her, lived with a daughter in an apartment before moving to avoid the spotlight.
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serious allegations have been made and denied. no one knows the eventual outcome of this case, but it's clear that the events on that saturday afternoon in a hotel room have brought together two people from extremely different surroundings. >> the worlds that these two people inhabit are so separate from each other, as, as to make the situation in a nonfunny way, almost comical. these are people who would never meet, except in the circumstances of her cleaning his room. >> strauss-kahn, as leader of the international monetary fund, distributed billions of dollars in aid to struggling african countries. the unidentified accuser was grateful for a job, coming here from guinea in west africa. >> ours is a beautiful place, and way more peaceful than here. >> strauss-kahn married into wealth. >> he had the reputation for loving money. so he was, he as always been
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around a lot of rich people. >> his accuser is described as a woman of dignity and faith. >> she recognizes that in this country, the law doesn't differentiate between the rich and powerful and the poor and the weak. and that's not the case everywhere else in the world. >> in strauss-kahn's paris neighborhood, people didn't want to talk about their star resident. in the bronx, a local pastor preached a one-world concept. >> humans are valuable everywhere they come from. >> richard roth, cnn, new york. you're watching "world one," the weather forecast for san francisco supposed to be sunny. but apple computer boss, steve jobs, predicting a cloudy day, it might revolutionize personal computing. find out the link, ahead. each d by thorough preparation for events to come. well somewhere along the way, emily went right on living. but you see, with the help of her raymond james financial advisor,
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welcome back, you're watching "world one" live if london. we are coming up almost at 6:00 a.m. in new york. our top stories now, let's take a look at what's trending on social media. at number three, the mtv movie awards, actress reece witherspoon getting a lot of attention on social media for her acceptance speech at last night's ceremony after winning the coveted generation award. she says it is possible to make it in hollywood without doing reality show. witherspoon went on to say she's
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trying to make it cool to be a good girl. at number two, a nintendo hat, the japanese games maker is the latest company to say it has suffered a security breach online. nintendo says one of its services was hacked, but no consumer data or company information has been lost. the spate of hack attacks has people worried and not surprisingly it's a big talking point online. and at number one, steve jobs and the icloud. apple's jobs is expected to unveil the company's newest technology today at the annual developers conference. right now the icloud and the jobs himself are the top trends online. steve jobs has been on medical leave since january and this is only his second public appearance so far this year. so steve jobs and icloud are the top trends on social media. and kristi liu, explain what the
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icloud is. >> we have to step back and explain what is cloud computing. the concept is very simple. cloud computing is basically outsourcing your processing power or outsourcing your data to a third party. and if you're a computer user, it's very likely you are, it's very likely that you've been engaging in cloud computing for quite sometime. for example, flickr is cloud computing. another example i like to use is google docks, putting your work into the cloud. so in a nutshell, cloud computing is just that -- taking your data and processing power and outsourcing it to an entrusted digital locker run by another company. monita? >> what are the pros and cons of this? >> as digital consumers we have to weigh the pros and cons. two major pros is access and convenience of the. with cloud computering you don't have to lug around bulky laptop
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computers or even bulky storage options like hard drives, everything will be stored in the clouds, you can access the information with letter devices like tablets or smartphone that is another positive with access. with all your data in the cloud, you can access it anywhere you like, any time you want to with your smartphone, tablet, computer at work or home. but there are disadvantages to cloud computering. one of them is security. we've reported here on cnn, the gmail hack attack that took place last week whxt he woo we entrust our data to a third party it means our data could fall victim to a hack attack and become compromised. and another disadvantage is control. you download a movie you want to watch. you have a bad net connection, it's out of your control. that can be an immensely frustrating experience. monita? >> with all of these things in mind, you're cnn's technology
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goddess. i'm on the end of that spectrum. i'm pretty inept when it comes to new technology. is this shift inevitable, though? >> well it seems inevitable if you ask google. next week we'll be seeing the launch of a number of laptops running the google chrome operating system. now these laptops will be remarkable because they only have 16 gigabytes of storage space, that's it. that's equivalent to two of these ipod nanos in a laptop. that's google, one of the world's most powerful companies, saying we the computing masses are ready to make the shift to the cloud. this is a very significant paradigm shift in computering. akin to what we saw a couple of years ago, you probably remember when computer manufacturers started to take the floppy disk drives out of computers because they said we were were ready to get away from that. now they say we're ready to go into the cloud. >> wow. well hopefully i'll be ready at some point but even you made me understand. so that's a good job there.
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kristi lu stout. thank you very much. we should know shortly if the source of europe's deadly e. coli outbreak is a farm in northern germany, that produces salad sprouts. officials say there's a direct link between the farm and people getting sick. european union health ministers will discuss the e. coli outbreak later today. 22 people have died and more than 2,000 have been infected. portugal has voted for a new prime minister, pedro passos coelho, leader of the center right social democrat party ousted the governing socialists in a nationwide election. coelho is promising financial reform, saying his government will meet the european union's conditions for taking a bailout. do stay with cnn as we continue to follow these developing stories throughout the day. for now, that's it for me and the team here on "world one," thank you for watching cnn.
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